Verdict expected soon on toxic air aboard jets – Business Travel – 05.09.02

By Byron Acohido, USA TODAY SEATTLE — Three Alaska Airlines managers conducted an extraordinary experiment on an MD-80 jet in 1996. Frustrated by complaints about noxious mists on MD-80 flights, the managers tried to recreate the problem on a jet parked inside a hangar. John Fowler, then chief of maintenance, ordered a mechanic to squirt…

Toxic cockpit fumes that bring danger to the skies The Observer – 2006 – Ten years later…

Dozens of pilots have flown while dizzy, nauseous and suffering double vision on crowded passenger flights. The cause is contaminated air and it can strike without warning – but the cases have been kept from the public. Antony Barnett reports    Antony Barnett Sunday 26 February 2006 01.52 GMT Three weeks ago the pilot of a…

MID-AIR DRAMA Mile-high emergency forces Aberdeen flight to turn back Smoke smelt on board forcing plane to double back- The Sun 8th July 2016

The plane was forced to turn round after people on board smelt smoke Follow Flight Information @FlightInfo_ Eastern Airways #T3722 from Norwich (NWI) to Aberdeen (ABZ) is returning to Norwich due to emergency on board 7:21 AM – 8 Jul 2016 But an emergency on board has forced the flight to turn back and return…

Two Germanwings flight attendants hospitalised ‘after collapsing and falling unconscious with carbon monoxide poisoning’ Mail on line – 8th June 2016

Cabin crew were on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Stuttgart Passengers reported they looked ‘unwell and had unclear, slow speech’ Both crew members allegedly collapsed and fell unconscious on landing The pair were taken to hospital and have been signed off ill from work  Germanwings denies that there was a carbon monoxide issue on…

Stewardess von Kabinenluft vergiftet – Die Welt 31.5.16

“Piloten und Flugbegleiter erkranken immer wieder an kontaminierter Kabinenluft. Nach einer Klage hat ihre Berufsgenossenschaft nun erstmals einen solchen Vorfall als Berufsunfall anerkannt…” To read the full Die Welt German report click here Google translation below:- POLICY APPROVED PROFESSIONAL ACCIDENT poisoned stewardess of cabin air BY TIM VAN BEVEREN   It smells often comical in…

Thick air in the cabin – Die Welt – 31.5.16

“Poisonous breath in aircraft accumulates . But the trade association downplayed the problem…” To read a German report on Aerotoxic click here Google translation: Thick air in the cabin BY TIM VAN BEVEREN AND PER HINRICHS Poisonous breath in aircraft accumulates. But the trade association downplayed the problem Flight attendants and pilots apparently ill far…

UK government criticised for ongoing delay in farm poisoning case – The Guardian – 18.5.16

Campaigners are seeking an explanation from officials on their level of knowledge about the dangers of a chemical mandated for sheep dipping. Government officials have been criticised for an ongoing delay in explaining what they knew about the serious health risks to farmers of using a mandatory chemical treatment. As the Guardian revealed last year,…

Machen giftige Cockpit-Gase Piloten depressiv? Die Welt – 11.04.16

Gefahrenort Cockpit: Über das Luftsystem sollen Giftstoffe in die Luft an Bord gelangen Am liebsten würde er morgen wieder ins Cockpit steigen. Pilot war immer sein Traumberuf. Doch Günter Knorr, 49, kann ihn schon länger nicht mehr ausüben. Vor sechs Jahren litt der Flugkapitän plötzlich an Erschöpfung, Konzentrations- und Schlafstörungen, Nervenschmerzen in Armen und Beinen,…